Jimena Almendares

Jimena Almendares

Former Chief Product Officer at OKCupid

As OkCupid’s Chief Product Officer, I led the company’s Product, Design, F/E, App development, Marketing, Partnerships/Business Development, and Customer Support teams.

One of two C-level executives leading OkCupid, the company had an IPO in 2015 as part of the Match Group (MTCH- 2016 forecasted revenue of 1.1Billion).

Prior to joining OkCupid, I worked at several social platforms including Eventbrite, Facebook, Zynga and most recently, Meetup, where I spearheaded the largest redesign of all mobile platforms and led predictive analytics for 16M users.

I graduated from MIT (MBA) and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, in France (BA and MA).

A three-time national ice skating champion, I’ve spent half of my life abroad. So far, I’ve lived in 8 countries, worked in 16, traveled to 44 and speak 5 languages.

Transformations for Businesses: Driving Inclusion in the Tech and Startup Space

Auditorium, Lerner Hall

The tech and startup world has often been criticized for failing to be inclusive — from whom it employs to whom its products serve. This panel invites innovators from Silicon Valley to Silicon Alley to discuss the ways their organizations are disrupting the exclusive archetypes of tech companies. Featured groups are promoting access to the tech world […]